Make It Monday: Worth-It Fast and Fabulous Recipes for Clean Eating

Achieve wealth with health! Start here with a holiday gift to yourself and/or loved one.

How is clean-eating worth it? As an investment in your health, your long-term healthcare savings account and health of our planet! As an advocate of clean-eating and frugal, sustainable living, I got chosen to be one of Lisa Leake’s new cookbook ambassadors 🙂. In the New 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous cookbook, released last Tuesday, learn how clean-eating with real food can be budget-friendly and doable with easy-to-find ingredients. Scroll down to get another sample recipe, in addition to last week’s here. Continue reading “Make It Monday: Worth-It Fast and Fabulous Recipes for Clean Eating”


Not Just Make It Monday: Real Food “Fast and Fabulous” Everyday!

Fast and Fabulous: White Chicken Chili. See below for link to recipe and how to make it vegetarian-friendly

I have been a fan of Lisa Leake and her 100 Days of Real Food Blog since 2011, shortly after she started it. “Real Food on a Budget” was how I connected with her. In her first best-selling cookbook, Lisa succinctly maps out the reasons why and how she and her family cut out highly processed food. Through a series of small-steps of mini-pledges, shopping tips, and easy-to-follow recipes with beautiful color photos, she shows you how doable it is. This became one of our family fave staple recipes: Budget-Friendly PestoNow, Lisa is back with another cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous, the Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food.  Continue reading “Not Just Make It Monday: Real Food “Fast and Fabulous” Everyday!”

#TBT: Cheap is Not Affordable – 7 Small Steps to Declare Freedom from Excess Sugar

For #TBT this week, in preparation for the unofficial start of Summer, I am taking us back to this post – asking you to think about the high cost of excessive sugar intake. In the four years since I wrote this, the World Economic Forum shows –here– that sugar intake has risen worldwide.  Continue reading “#TBT: Cheap is Not Affordable – 7 Small Steps to Declare Freedom from Excess Sugar”

Wealthy Wednesdays: When We Fall for Our Own Faulty Thinking

“If something costs $1,000, but it’s on sale for $750 and then you decide to buy it, you did not just save $250. You spent $750.” Faisal Khan, banking consultant, a quote I pilfered from a question he answered on Quora.

IMG_4772It was synchronicity that I found this quote on Quora (I love Quora). Seconds before I was writing a chapter in a new book on how to ditch coupons and still save money grocery shopping and I was trying to explain the perception of the “you saved this much money” line often used on store receipts. I have said time and time again…it is never about how much money you think you’re saving, it’s really about how much you’re actually spending.  Continue reading “Wealthy Wednesdays: When We Fall for Our Own Faulty Thinking”

#TBT: A Look Back at Quotable Quotes for a Sustainable Serenity

For #TBT this week, Aimee shares a post written four years ago during the U.S. presidential election that still applies today. Though, there seems to be just a tad bit more at stake in the presidential election this time around, this quote can still help with changing your mindset in so many areas of life.  Continue reading “#TBT: A Look Back at Quotable Quotes for a Sustainable Serenity”

Wealthy Wednesdays: Complaining About Your Bills

“The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”

Arnold M. Patent, author, “Money

Gratitude is this decade’s overused buzzword. But let’s look at what this quote by author Arnold M. Patent really means. (I credit author Dr. Joe Vitale for bringing this quote to my attention.)

Don’t dread bill paying day! Photo: Pixabay

Let’s say you have to pay a bill, and you are stretched on money this month.  Continue reading “Wealthy Wednesdays: Complaining About Your Bills”